|Title:||Sophie's Irish Showdown|
|Author First Name:||Nancy|
|Author Last Name:||Rue|
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|Target Age:||12 and up|
|Issue: Self Image:||None|
|Issue: Spiritual:||Love for others|
|Summary:||"Colleen O'Bravo nodded, but her mind was far from the exploits of a small boy living out his daydreams. She had important things to attend to - like how to was the feet of an Irish girl who had grown up with soldiers marching down her street, trying to keep people from making bombs and throwing them into each other's neighborhoods."|
When a new girl joins Sophie's class, she and the other Corn Flakes naturally want to show her the love of Jesus, but her cruel insults make it quite difficult. When she gets assigned to their group in class and has no choice but to spend time with them even Sophie gets frustrated. But she's determined to find some way to show this girl that they care. If only she knew how! Everything she and the Corn Flakes do Darbie says is stupid.
|Extra Notes:||Sophie is about to learn what it's like to grow up fast. Darbie comes from Northern Ireland where wars and violence were everyday life for her. Her father was killed and then her mother died as well. Darbie has moved to the USA to live her her aunt and uncle, but she's not like other 11 and 12 year olds. She's seen too much of the dark side of life to know how to be a child. Sophie learns from the story of Jesus washing Peter's feet that it's important to show love to and serve people, even when it's hard.|
The Sophie series is about a 12 year old girl in 6th, then 7th grade who, along with her friends, the Corn Flakes, is trying to live the way Jesus wants in the midst of middle school drama. Between bullies, grades, parents, siblings, and boys life can be pretty difficult. The Corn Flakes are known for their big imaginations and create videos of the things Sophie dreams up. I highly recommend this series, not just for young girls, but for anyone who wants to be challenged spiritually or just enjoy a great story!